A Timeline of Presidential Elections

A Timeline of Presidential Elections

by Barbara Krasner

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Overview

Presidential politics has always been a minefield of competition, excitement, and even scandal. Read about the evolution of presidential politics from the election of George Washington, the nation's first president, to the election of Barack Obama, the nation's first black president. Learn which elements have stood the test of time, such as the Electoral College, and other elements, such as voting rights and processes, that have evolved with the changing times.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781491486290
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Presidential Politics
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 9 Years

About the Author

Barbara Krasner is a freelance writer from Somerset, New Jersey, who enjoys writing about American history. Her particular expertise is in 20th-century America and the Holocaust. She holds an MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and completed her MA in History at William Paterson University, where she teaches composition and creative writing. Her debut picture book, Goldie Takes a Stand: Golda Meir’s First Crusade, was named a 2015 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Young Readers by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Chapter 1 A New Nation Steps Forward (1789-1828) 6

Chapter 2 Western Expansion (1832-1856) 12

Chapter 3 Civil War and Reconstruction (1860-1876) 16

Chapter 4 The Gilded Age and the Progressive Era (1880-1912) 20

Chapter 5 The Great War and the Jazz Age (1916-1924) 26

Chapter 6 The Great Depression and World War II (1928-1944) 28

Chapter 7 Postwar America (1948-1956) 32

Chapter 8 The Vietnam Era (1960-1976) 34

Chapter 9 The End of the 20th Century (1980-1996) 38

Chapter 10 The New Millennium (2000-2012) 42

Glossary 46

Read More 47

Critical Thinking Using the Common Core 47

Index 48

Internet Sites 48

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